When can you get an AIO supplement?
Everyone has a right to a certain minimum income level, which is established annually by the government. If your income is below the set minimum income level and you have reached your AOW pension age, you can apply for an AIO supplement. You can get an AIO supplement if:
- you live in the Netherlands
- your income is below the set minimum income, and
- you do not have more than a certain amount in assets.
If you have not yet claimed an AOW pension, you should do so before you apply for an AIO supplement. You can apply for the supplement 2 months before you reach your AOW pension age. You probably won't know until then what your income will be as from your AOW pension age.
Supplementary allowance for partners discontinued as from 1 January 2015
People who started or will start receiving an AOW pension after 1 January 2015 are not entitled to a supplementary allowance for a younger partner. If you start receiving an AOW pension after 1 January 2015 and you are married to or living with a partner who does not yet have an AOW pension, and you and your partner have little or no income apart from your AOW pension, your income will be considerably lower than the applicable minimum income level and you may qualify for an AIO supplement.